Carpet flooring, unlike perishables, doesn’t have a replace-by-date, but there are definite telltale indications that the time has arrived to replace it.
There are also other reasons, which might make you consider ripping it up and starting all over again.
Gauge The Age
Carpet flooring’s lifespan really depends on the footfall, but the general rule of thumb is that a carpet will start to show its age after five years.
Seen Not Heard
It’s not all about the condition of the carpet, it could also be the style, or even that its colour is going to clash with your home interior revamp. A carpet should blend in to the overall theme, not shout at you.
Hue’s There? Or Not
Carpet is made up of fibres and over time elements such as light and air can change the colour. Cleaning materials are also culprits. It’s a given that colour fades with time, so if your carpet’s hue has changed, it might be time for a change.
Smell A Mat
Carpet is a dirt and dust magnet, unlike ceramic floor tiles; it absorbs everything you throw at it. This means it is an allergen haven and could pose a health risk to you and your family. Even deep cleaning can leave it smelling like wet dog.
Mark It Off
There is only so much of hiding marks and stains carpet can take. Are you starting to move furniture around just because your carpet flooring demands it? Or no amount of deep cleaning will shift those stubborn stains? Then it’s time to say goodbye to the old and hello to the new.
Pad It Out
Underlay or padding deteriorates over time, even if the carpet is not under “thoroughfare duress”. This will make it uneven and lumpy and give the room a shabby that’s not so chic look.
Here at The Carpet House: Floorzone we have a selection of carpet flooring from nylon to real wool to inspire you to make the change.
Visit our showroom at 225 Shakespeare Street or call us on: 07 4957 5933 for helpful advice.